Tips for presenting your home for sale
If you want your property to look its best in an effort to impress potential buyers then the following tips should help.
De-clutter: Removing clutter helps areas to appear more spacious and allows purchasers to visualise their belongings in your home. Think of this process as a head start on the packing you will eventually need to do anyway and for example clear off everything on kitchen counters, minimise the amount of ornaments and other items on display and organise your cupboards and wardrobes.
Make the house sparkle:
Make the house sparkle: A concerted clean-up can make a big difference. So, thoroughly vacuum and dust and also do everything from washing windows and polishing faucets to water-blasting outside and even getting the carpets cleaned. In addition it’s a good idea to air-out all the rooms and to replace worn rugs, to hang-up fresh towels and to put on new bedspreads.
Do minor repairs and maintenance:
Do minor repairs and maintenance: Inspect your property and ensure you take care of minor repairs and maintenance such as replacing cracked floor tiles, repairing holes in walls, fixing leaky faucets and doors or drawers that jam and replacing blown light bulbs. It may even be worth considering painting your walls.
Remove excess furniture:
Remove excess furniture: Almost every home shows better with less furniture, so organise temporary storage for excess items. In particular make sure you remove pieces of furniture that block walkways within or between rooms and leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room’s purpose while leaving plenty of room to move around.
Check curb appeal:
Check curb appeal: Do your best to make sure your property has good street appeal. At the very least ensure lawns are mown and gardens are tidy, that your letterbox is in good order and your house number is clearly visible.